Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero on Friday extended Guam’s state of public health emergency through July as Guam is seeing a recent rise in COVID-19 cases.
The governor also officially announced tourism’s reopening will not take place on July 1 as initially planned. No new target date was announced.
Gov. Lou Leon Guerrero said on Monday that the island of Guam will still go ahead as planned with reopening for tourism on July 1st, 2020.
The 14 day mandatory quarantine will be lifted for travelers from 3 countries including South Korea, Japan and Taiwan along with a further easing of restrictions on businesses.
“Currently the plans we have in place have not been changed. You have always known that one of the ways that we would change the plan if we had an increase (of COVID-19 cases) and if we had an increase over a rolling five days,” Leon Guerrero said during a press conference. “That is not the case.”
Testing and contact tracing has remained sufficient as well, supporting the government’s aim to open the island for tourism by July 1, she said.
“We’ll see what happens in the next two weeks,” Leon Guerrero said. “We’re also looking at opening other business activities and other places that are still considered closed as of today.”
There have been a total of 222 confirmed Covid-19 cases with five deaths in Guam.
“Our infection rate still remains below 1%, That is still amazing,” explained the Governor.
Guam’s key tourist markets, South Korea and Japan still have active cases of Covid-19. There are more than 1,500 active cases in South Korea as of Monday.
In 2018 Guam welcomed 1.5 million visitors to the island.
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